KEYNOTES

Welcome Keynote by Todd Durkin

11am EST on Thursday, October 1

"Get Your Mind Right... NOW!"

Todd Durkin 

How bad do you want success? How hard are you willing to work to fulfill your dreams? In this inspirational keynote, internationally-acclaimed coach & author of the best-selling book, Get Your Mind Right, Todd Durkin leads a high-energy, inspiring motivational talk that is guaranteed to light a fire inside of you. He will specifically address the steps needed to create an amazing culture, deepen leadership, attract new clients & members, explode your brand, and create more time & money freedom. If you are searching for the “next level” in business and life, don’t miss this session!

Todd Durkin, MA, is an author, speaker and one of the most world-renowned trainers and strength coaches of our time. He owns a 7x “Top 10 Gym in America” (Fitness Quest 10, San Diego, CA), and he trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL and MLB athletes, including two Super Bowl MVPs  (Drew Brees & Aaron Rodgers), a World Series MVP, Olympic gold medalists and Heisman Trophy winners. He is a past recipient of the IDEA and ACE Personal Trainer of the Year awards, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, a 5x Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness and was a finalist on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. Todd has keynoted at some of the largest companies and conferences in the world and always brings a ton of passion, energy, and motivation to his keynotes, breakouts, and sessions. His “Live a Life Worth Telling A Story About” and “Create IMPACT in Your Business & Life” sessions have been wildly popular amongst audiences, and his slant on wellness, mindset, and high-performance will be crucial in future meetings and conferences moving forward. Todd’s newest book, GET YOUR MIND RIGHT—10 Keys to Unlock Your Potential & Ignite Your Success came out June 2, 2020. He has an award-winning podcast called the "Todd Durkin IMPACT Show" and he truly lives by the words Passion, Purpose and IMPACT. Todd is married and has 3 kids (age 17, 15, 12). 

Closing Keynote by Nisan Trotter

4pm EST on Thursday, October 1

"Born Gifted: How To Unwrap The Gifts Inside You For Supernatural"

Nisan Trotter

Are you existing or excelling? Living or truly alive? Ever wonder what's needed to fearlessly grab your destiny rather than let it hang in the balance? Whether you are a seasoned  entrepreneur looking to pivot, an impassioned newcomer trying to make your mark in the industry, or someone trying to figure "it" out, in this keynote, Nisan Trotter will help you land smack-dab in the middle of your purpose by unwrapping the gifts inside you. He will then teach you how to use those gifts to make your huge dent in the world. Family and friends, work associates, and even mere strangers deserve to know what you got. Your gift must be broadcast before the world. 

 

You have a supernatural gifting in you to accelerate and excel. The dynamic, fired-up Nisan Trotter doesn't want you to question your purpose a second longer. He wants you to know you are Born Gifted. 

Nisan Trotter is a serial fitness entrepreneur, highly sought-after motivational speaker and best selling author of the book entitled, Born Gifted. He won the Fitness Business Summit Personal Trainer of The Year Award and was the first ever recipient of the Diversity Achiever Award at his alma mater, Bucknell University. Nisan has creatively crafted powerful life stories of leadership and overcoming adversity. His mission is to empower students to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to accelerate excellence! Nisan has been married to his lovely wife, Yorelis Trotter, for 11 years and has three amazing boys: Onesimus (6), Osias (4), and Omarius (1).

PRESENTERS

Mike is the Owner of Premier Training, a private personal training studio located in San Diego, CA. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) with a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida at Gainesville. A former All American in Track and Field for the University of Connecticut, Mike combined his success in the athletic world   with his extensive education to become an elite fitness consultant and mentor for newly certified personal trainers. As a personal trainer and Boot Camp leader, Mike has helped hundreds of individuals reach their full fitness potential. Specializing in functional program design for  older adults and fat loss training for busy executives, Mike is also a certified personal trainer through ACE and NASM. 

Mike Deibler

Education Director,

Exercise Etc.

Elisabeth holds a B.S. in Education and Exercise Science and has served the fitness industry for over 15 years. She has a wide variety of industry experience from personal training and group fitness instruction to health club membership sales and fitness management. Elisabeth brought her knowledge and experience as a customer of Power Systems to their team when she joined as their Education Coordinator in 2015. Since then she has produced and co-authored educational content for live and virtual training sessions both internally for Power Systems staff and externally for industry educational partnership organizations across the United States.  

Elisabeth Fouts

Education Coordinator, Power Systems

Sean Greeley

Founder and CEO, NPE Fitness

Sean Greeley, Founder and CEO of NPE, has an unrelenting passion for empowering fitness business owners to grow their business and create the life they want. Since 2006, NPE has helped over 45,000+ fitness professionals and business owners in 96+ countries grow to the next level. NPE has been listed 8x on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies, and is a global team with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.

Farel Hruska

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, leader/educator, Farel is the Director of Education & Culture at Chuze Fitness. Farel is also a subject matter expert in pre and postnatal fitness. Hruska has presented at fitness conferences on leadership and programming around the world including AFC (Bangkok), MEFIT PRO (Dubai and Egypt), IDEA China and US. Hruska has been featured in CNN, New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine, and Pregnancy.com. Farel’s most meaningful accomplishment, however, is being a mom to her three daughters.

Director of Education & Culture, Chuze Fitness

Greg Justice

Greg Justice is a bestselling author, speaker and fitness entrepreneur.  He opened AYC Health & Fitness, Kansas City’s Original Personal Training Center in 1986. Greg is the CEO of the National Corporate Fitness Institute and Scriptor Publishing Group. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2017.  Greg holds a master’s degree in HPER (exercise science) from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. 

CEO, National Corporate Fitness Institute

Vito La Fata

Co-Founder, The Visionary Planner

Vito La Fata, a former personal trainer, studio owner, turned online entrepreneur mentors experts, coaches and service providers how to transform their expertise into an online business and personal brand.  He believes your business should be structured to be a vehicle of independence (not a job) so you can create time, location and financial freedom and security in your life. As an internationally recognized speaker and writer, Vito has contributed to IDEA WORLD, IDEA PTI, IHRSA, MindBody BOLD,  Australian Fitness Health Expo, and Canfitpro.  He is the co-founder of The Visionary Planner, and Co- Creator of Vision In the Vineyard and Creator of the Hard Chargers United.

Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie passionately shares her inspirational insights as coach and speaker.  She is Vice President of the Board of the Fitness industry Council of Canada and an Advisory Panel Member of canfitpro. Nathalie uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting change with her teams, clients, and audiences.

Nathalie Lacombe

Leadership Coach.

Strategic Partner.

Robert Linkul is the owner of Be STRONGER Fitness, a personal training studio for older adults in Sacramento, California and the owner of TrainingTheOlderAdult.com, an online continued education provider for fitness professionals. Robert is an internationally known presenter known for his teachings on resistance training strategies for the Older Adult with physical limitations and/or a decreased quality of life. Linkul has his master’s degree in sports science with an emphasis in personal training, is the NSCA's 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner and a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee.

Robert Linkul

Owner, Be STRONGER Fitness, & TrainingTheOlderAdult.com

Audiences around the world have heard Dr. Osar’s dynamic presentations. Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. He has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core, and Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Psoas Solution. Dr. Osar developed the Integrative Movement System™, an evidence-based approach to improving clinical outcomes and helping clients perform at their highest level. Dr. Osar is in private practice in Chicago, IL and teaches his proprietary approach to health and fitness professionals that specialize in assessment, corrective exercise, functional movement, manual therapy, regenerative medicine, and medical fitness.

Dr. Evan Osar

Internationally Recognized Speaker & Author

Joey Percia

Author, Owner, Joey Percia Consulting

Joey is a highly sought-after customer acquisition and monetization specialist. He works closely with coaches, consultants, and trainers to help them fill their programs (and keep their clients) by creating unique offers and messaging. With clients in multiple countries and 36 different industries, Joey’s helped generate multiple millions in sales in the last 3 years. His book, "Why Do You Hate Money?" has been referred to as “the health, fitness, and wellness marketing bible” by industry-leading experts. And is said to be a must-read for anyone in the industry.

Lisa Simone Richards is a publicist for fitness business owners who want to build their authority to grow their business. Lisa Simone helps her client get free exposure using PR to get in front of their ideal client, and build the awareness, buzz and credibility that gets clients running TO you. When she’s not shooting national TV segments or working with editors on magazine features, you can find her swinging a kettlebell, getting her zen on at hot yoga, or shopping at her local farmer’s market 

Lisa Simone Richards

Publicist & Founder of The Influential Coach

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Dan Ritchie has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was the 2014 PFP Trainer of the Year, and then shortly after he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute. Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. He’s routinely interviewed for podcasts, webinars, and on-online education summits. Dan lives in West Lafayette with his wife and five kids.

Dr. Dan Ritchie

Co-Founder & President, Functional Aging Institute

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global, Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Technology. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and sensory integration.

CEO/Founder, Naboso Technology LLC

PJ Stahl

PJ Stahl, MA, CSCS, is the co-owner and head coach of the digital training platform Sweat Equation, as well as the PROJECT STEEL™ Fitness Center based out of Los Angeles, CA. As a Power Systems Master Coach and Reebok/ReebokONE Elite Ambassador, he has served as an education provider for live events hosted by SCW, IDEA Personal Training Institute, IDEA WORLD and IHRSA. PJ serves as a fitness industry expert with over 20 years of experience and numerous certifications to provide an elite level of service. 

Co-Owner, Sweat Equation

& Power Systems Master Coach

Dolly B. Stokes

A powerhouse of information and enthusiasm, Dolly Stokes is a leader in fitness education and instruction. Drawing on more than 30 years of fitness industry experience, Dolly has written and presented many of FiTOUR’s top-selling education resources. She packs dynamic energy and sciencebased research into every course she writes, and her certification workshops and DVDs combine solid education infused with positive energy to create a top-notch learning experience. Fitness professionals across the US have trained using courses created and presented by Dolly to expand their education in Boot Camp, Indoor Cycling, Aqua Fitness, Pilates Reformer, Kickboxing, Core & Functional Fitness, Myofascial Release and many more.

Author of Certification Courses & ProTrainer, FiTOUR

Lindsay Vastola teaches fitness business owners how to create signature programs that increase revenue and retention, simplify sales and marketing, and provide the freedom for fitness professionals to have greater impact. She is the founder of Body Project Fitness, a women’s fitness and lifestyle company and VastPotential, offering professional development resources for fitness professionals. Lindsay served as the editor of Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) magazine from 2011-2019, serves on several fitness industry advisory boards and is a writer, speaker, and educator across industries. 

Lindsay Vastola

Founder, Vast Potential & Body Project

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